I am a retired Marine, former journalist and forever photojournalist.
I grew up in Lebanon, Ill., and I live there now, although I will be moving back to California, where I own a home in the San Bernardino Mountains.
After a 20-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, followed by a few years as a full-time student at Cal State San Bernardino and then a few years as a mountain guide, I embarked upon a career in journalism. I worked at several award-winning newspapers in Southern California and in Asia.
A little more than four years ago, I lost my wife, Anne, to cancer. It devastated me and decimated my writing aspirations. I did not have writers block; I had writer's death. I was an extended casualty of my beloved Anne's cancer, and any creativity within me simply shut down and died.
Now, I'm trying to bring it back to life.
Top photo by T.E. Griggs. Photo at right by Enda Hosea.